Now I’m not usually a market person, but Carmen remembered going to these markets as a kid and said they were amazing. Anyway we went and I was pleasantly surprised as the sun dipped into the Arafura Sea, most of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach; tables, chairs, rugs and eskies in tow.
Food is the main attraction − Thai, Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese and Malaysian to Brazilian, Greek, Portuguese and more. Colourful arts and crafts vendors peddle their wares – handmade jewellery, natural remedies, artistic creations and unique fashion statements. Shop till you drop, catch a fire show, stop for a massage or be entertained by buskers, bands and talented performers as you wind your way through the palm lined boulevards of Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Mick’s whips is certainly worth a look, even though it’s a bit cheesy, there’s definitely an art to it. BYO your beer 🍻 and eat as much as you can and enjoy the best sunset you will ever see.
Tip – get in early, drop your caravan off elsewhere, as parking could be tight.